A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

48. The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me

The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me by Carol and Bill Wallace
Illustrated by David Slonim
First book in the Gray Cat Trilogy

Pages: 85
Finished: Mar. 4, 2008
Reason for Reading: read-aloud to my 7yo
First Published: 1999
Genre: children, humour, animal fantasy
Rating: 3.5/5

First Sentence:

I strolled toward the porch with my trophy.

Comments: Gray cat is a kitten who finds new things everyday to explore in his world. Then one day he finds himself looking after a baby bird. This book was a lot of fun and we both enjoyed it. The writing was a bit stilted at times but that is often the case for novels written at a low (Gr. 2/3) reading level. The story was fun and the message (having confidence in oneself) was clear and heartfelt. This is our second book by this husband and wife team that we've enjoyed and ds has requested we continue this trilogy. A quick and easy read, especially recommended for Grades 1 to 3.

Homeschool Alert:
I also added a review of Rod and Staff Phonics 1 on LibraryThing. My review is here.

1 comment:

  1. I love the cover, would probably buy this book just based on that. Nice that it is a fun book to read as well.